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Expert Opinion On Biological Therapy
Biological therapy means treatment with agents that are natural biologic products (such as antibodies from other species, etc.). The new drugs like Humira (adalimumab) (that are constantly advertised on tv) are examples; these are usually used for immune caused diseases like ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid ...Read more
I wish I had: More than 400 characters but in my opinion, those new agents that target specific molecular processes in cancer cells that make them behave as cancer cells are the most exciting. They target cancer cells and spare (to a certain degree) normal cells so the side effects are less. They are not perfect and unfortunately they tend to be veeeery expensive, which is a big problem. ...Read more
For a second opinion on Parkinsons,which physician has more credibility, the one with 30 years experience vs. fellowship trained 10 years. ?
Interactive: Psychopathology refers to harmfully unusual psychological qualities of the person caused by biology and traumatic learning histories. Stress consists of a response to upsetting events that triggers or worsens pathological factors. Psychotherapy aims to teach coping for unchangeable factors, de-condition negative factors that were learned, and strengthen positive factors already present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usual Rx: Radiation is not usually used to treat skin cancer. Surgery is the usual approach. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-cancer/ds00190. ...Read more
From whom should I seek a second opinion after seeing a developmental ped. for ASD concerns? Current: GAD 300.02, ADHD 314.01, Sensory Dis/MDD 315.5.
Psych: Best bet is a child/adolescent psychiatrist ... Hope that helps! ...Read more
Not Effective: Graviola or soursop is a fruit grown in rain forests in s.America, africa & se asia. The fruit contains substances known as annonaceous acetogenins which may be able to kill certain cancer cells in a test tube (according to a perdue u study). No studies in humans have been done so there's no evidence that it can work to kill cancer in your body. It can also cause parkinson's like symptoms. ...Read more
MARKEDLY IMPROVED: Treatment has grown by leaps and bounds. When i was a resident (yes, a long, long time ago in a galaxy fa, farr away...) the treatments did not address negative symptoms and were fraught with horrible side effects. I pitied people with schizoprhenia then. Now medications are more tolerable (from side effect stance) & can significantly improve + & - symptoms. Treatments have markedly improved! ...Read more
Who is the best person to read Heart catheterization films ( CD ) not the reports? I am seeking a second opinion. which exact specialty or sub specialty?
Stem cells for knee : It is still an experimental treatment, where the stem cells from another joint like hip are concentrated in a centrifuge and then injected into knee.Only a hand full of doctors are administering this treatment around us.So far the results have been pretty good.Two third of patients report more than 50% relief, and 40% reported 75% relief..The complete result will be published later this year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please advice about the following therapy for thalassemia purpose-
Bluebird Bio Gene Therapy
When the therapy will be available?
What are the options for individual genetic testing like seeing counselor vs geneticist, doing genome, etc?
Multidimensional : Multidimensional family therapy (mdft) is a comprehensive, family-based outpatient or partial hospitalization (day treatment) program for substance-abusing adolescents. Both the teen and family develop more effective coping and problem-solving skills for better decision-making. It helps the family improve its functioning -- a protective factor against substance abuse & related problems. ...Read more
Medical Oncology: Triple negative is a more aggressive form of breast cancer, especially in younger women. It can be difficult (though not impossible) to treat. I recommend consulting with your medical oncologist for options. You may want to get a 2nd opinion at a university hospital for clinical trials. Here is a good site: http://www.Tnbcfoundation.Org/ keep positive and follow through with treatments. ...Read more
Avoid back surgery: At all costs as it does not guarantee results. If you have weakness, you don't have a choice but if therapy can be attempted first, it should always be done to avoid surgery. ...Read more
As a skilled and knowledgable doctor, what in your opinion is the best medication for treating social anxiety? I'm 19. Had sad ever since childhood
Behavior modificati.: Your will be exposed to social pressures all you life. The best approach is to work with psichologist who will train you to manage or eliminate your fears. Medication is a supplement, which can be used, but long term is less favorable pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look beyondyour skin: Hard to assess how severe the acne is as you have also listed OCD as a problem, suggesting that you may amplify the condition in your mind.But a therapist would first make sure that a dermatologist is on board w you.Next, a thorough assessment of what you want out of life and how you are going about getting it would help you to put the focus back on achieving the goals that are meaningful to you. ...Read more